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2018

18

Jan

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Italy: Trainee lawyer ejected over Muslim veil

An Italian judge of the Regional Administrative Court (TAR) of Emilia Romagna, demanded today a young lawyer of Moroccan origin to shed the veil that covered her head to participate in a public hearing. In front of the demand of the president of the second section of the TAR, Giancarlo Mozzarelli, based on the obligation […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Prensa Latina

16

Jan

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Northern League leader says Italian society threatened by Islam

Italian culture and society risk being eradicated by Islam, Northern League leader Matteo Salvini, an ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said on Monday as he vowed to halt a migrant “invasion.” His comments came after a prominent League politician faced widespread criticism for saying Italy’s “white race” could be wiped out unless stronger […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Jerusalem Post

2017

05

Dec

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Flag used by neo-Nazis spotted in Italian police barracks prompts investigation

A German Imperial war flag, appropriated by German neo-Nazis, has been spotted hanging in a Carabinieri dormitory in Florence, triggering an investigation into “a shameful act.” The black-white-and-red flag of the German empire could be seen hanging in the Baldissera barracks of the 6th Battalion ‘Tuscany’ for several days, according to the Ruptly video agency. Alongside […]

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Country: Italy
Source: RT

25

Aug

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Italian police use water cannon against refugees occupying Rome square

Police in riot gear clash with refugees near main train station after about 800 were evicted from office building on Saturday Police using water cannon and batons have clashed with refugees who had occupied a square in Rome in defiance of an order to leave a building where they had been squatting. Television images from […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Guardian

04

Aug

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Mediterranean migrant arrivals reach 115,109 in 2017; 2,397 Deaths

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 115,109 migrants, including refugees, entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 2 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 261,228 arrivals across the region through 2 August 2016. IOM Rome reports that according to official […]

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Country: Italy
Source: IOM , DW World

25

Jul

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EU indecision worsens Italy’s migrant crisis

As the European Union seeks a long-term solution to the refugees crisis, tens of thousands of migrants continue to pour into Italy setting up makeshift camps in cities across the country. Since January, 110,000 immigrants landed in Europe via the Mediterranean. Saddam from Sudan fled to Italy hoping to move north, but encountered problems. “I’ve […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Euronews

30

Jun

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Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from bringing migrants to its ports. The warning came as Italy’s EU representative, Maurizio Massari, warned in a letter to the bloc the situation had become “unsustainable”. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has accused other European nations of “looking the other way”. An estimated 10,000 people are […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC News

16

May

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Italian court upholds ban on Sikhs carrying knives

The Italian Supreme Court has ruled against a Sikh migrant who wanted to carry a ceremonial knife in public. It said that migrants who choose to live in Italy must respect Italian laws prohibiting the carrying of weapons even though many Sikhs regard ceremonial knives as sacred. The court acknowledged that diversity in a multi-ethnic […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC World

10

May

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Italian forces ignored a sinking ship full of Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees on a sinking fishing vessel in the Mediterranean between Italy and Malta pleaded with naval authorities for five hours to be rescued, by which time 268 of them had drowned. The incident on October 11, 2013, saw a wooden fishing boat carrying at least 480 people start getting into trouble around 60 miles […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Daily Mail

07

May

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Italian police make arrests in probe into illegal migrant working

At least six people have been arrested as part of a probe into migrants being taken from reception centres and put to work illegally in southern Italy. It is the first operation to use new legislation which aims to combat exploitation in fields and orchards. A manager and two staff members of a reception centre […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Euronews